What is An Escape Room?

Escape rooms are designed to lock the players inside a room where they’ll have to race against the clock to uncover secrets and clues to help them escape. It is up to the players to use their observation and logic to uncover the escape game’s clues and earn their freedom before time runs out.  Each escape room has its own setting, puzzles, clues, storyline, and escape route. Bring your friends, families, co-workers.  Don’t overlook anything as each room has been meticulously planned for your escaping enjoyment. 

Lake Hartwell

Escape Rooms

Bookings are private by default. All players under 13 must be accompanied by at least one paying adult over 18. No exceptions.

The Cabin off Rough Creek Trail

After a long day of hiking Rough Creek Trail and swimming at the old swimming hole, you and your friends finally make it back to the car. When you put the key in the ignition, you quickly realize the car won’t start…

Mad Scientist

The residents of Hartwell are getting sick.. It has been traced back to a very suspicious infected rat population living within the sewers. Only one person is capable of creating something so terrible.. Dr. Melton, the town’s mad scientist…

Breakout

Welcome to Lake Hartwell State Prison. You and your friends botched a bank job, leading to some pretty lengthy prison sentences. One member of the group cracks, snitching on all the crimes you and the crew have committed in the past…

pricing

$35

2 players

$30

3+ players

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Challenging Obstacles

Lake Hartwell Escape Rooms contain entertaining and challenging puzzles puzzles that must be solved by your group before time runs out! No special skills or knowledge is required.

Teamwork

Lake Hartwell Escape Rooms are a perfect team-building activity for your staff, school, family, or any group! All parties work together to solve challenging obstacles

Special Events

Lake Hartwell Escape Rooms are an awesome way to commemorate any special occasion! Book below to celebrate a private event for your group.

Friends & Family

Lake Hartwell Escape Rooms are a great way to bring everyone together or even meet new people! This is a unique adventure that everyone will love.

Frequently Asked Questions

You and a group of friends, family, or coworkers will enter a fully immersive, themed room with a story. The story may require that you “escape” or “find something to finish”. You will have one hour to find clues within the room, solve puzzles and complete your objective with your team before the time expires. To escape you will need to use logic, creativity, and teamwork. If you can solve all the puzzles within 60 minutes, you will “escape” the room.
For Escape Rooms: your group will have 60 minutes to escape. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to sign waivers, use restrooms, and for game briefing.
YES! Please book online in advance.

Yes. We have a waiver that everyone will need to read and sign before participating. Just choose the room & time you booked and fill out the form. Super easy! Children under the age of 18 must have it signed by a parent or guardian.

This is an in-person adventure. You must arrive on time to participate. NO REFUNDS FOR LATE OR NO-SHOWS.
We have a strict no-cancellation policy. We will gladly attempt to reschedule with at least a 24-hour notice. Your ticket is transferable, so you can always give your spot to someone else.
Unlisted times are generally reserved for large groups, team-building, and larger parties, or events. Please email info@lakehartwellescape.com or call (706) 805-0014 to inquire about availability.
Due to COVID-19, all games are now private so you will not be playing with strangers.
We ask that you do not come if you have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol. We reserve the right to cancel your game on the spot if you are, and there are NO REFUNDS in this situation. Our games are absolutely not meant to be played drunk and can actually ruin the experience. It isn’t safe as there’s a risk of damaging yourself or our props.
Your safety is our #1 priority. During our games, we will always have a door unlocked for an easy and safe way to get out of the room in case of any emergency. If you are OK with the size of a hotel room, you should be ok in our Escape Rooms.
Casual, comfortable clothing is highly recommended.
Yes, you may bring it in with you if you need to, but in order to protect the integrity of the game, we do not allow photos or videos to be taken inside the rooms. We reserve the right to terminate the game immediately if someone in your group is seen using their camera inside the game and NO REFUNDS will be given. We do allow photos to be taken afterward in our photo area.
The escape adventure experience is not always about the “escape” as it is about challenging yourself and working with your friends to conquer the obstacles in front of you. Make sure to utilize your clues when you feel stumped! Although conquering the game is quite satisfying, don’t be discouraged if you cannot escape in time. Not every team will, but don’t worry, we will still let you leave.  

what are our customers saying?

Just had our first escape room experience and couldn't have had a better time! Great staff, challenging puzzles, and just a ton of fun! Wasn't sure how it would go being my first experience with an escape room but now, I'm hooked! Definitely looking forward to going again soon!

- Jeremy Hughes

We had an excellent time doing the "Mad Scientist" room! There were some unique puzzles and a fun atmosphere. Our game master, Paula, was very friendly and helpful. We're definitely going to be back to try their other room. A most do if you're in the area. We drove just under an hour and it was well worth the trip.

- Brandon Nelson

We did the Cabin escape room this evening and had a great time! It was the perfect amount of difficulty! The staff was super personable, and we enjoyed speaking with the owner and his gamemsters afterwards! I highly recommend them! It’s a great, low-cost, fun evening close to home! Fun for all ages!

- Heather Gardner

Had a great experience here with family over the holidays! Everyone loved the rooms, they were a very intelligent combination of challenging and fun. The staff was very friendly and professional. Can’t wait to try the one I didn’t get to!

- Michael Adamson

We have done all 3 rooms and they were so much fun! The staff is great! They were super challenging and really fun to do with a group. Exceeded our expectations!

- Josi Robinson

This was a gift for my daughter and her boyfriend. They had a great time!! Their whole experience was very positive from check-in to check-out. They thought the escape room was a blast and want to come back and try another one! My experience booking online and paying was very easy and your communications are perfect. Thanks for making it easy to give them this gift!

- Nancy McGinnis

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    After a long day of hiking Rough Creek Trail and swimming at the old swimming hole, you and your friends finally make it back to the car. When you put the key in the ignition, you quickly realize the car won’t start. One of your friends remembers seeing a flickering light off in the distance not far into the trail. You guys decide to see what it is, in hopes that maybe its someone that can help. When you get closer to the light, you notice its an old hunting cabin. You knock on the door, but no one answers. Tired of waiting, you reach for the door knob and give it a twist. Its unlocked. You and your friends enter into the cabin, hoping to find a way to call for help. Once everyone is in the cabin, the door slams shut. You try to open it, but it won’t budge. Little did you know, there has been a string of missing people in the area… could you be the next victim?

    This room is medium to hard diffuclty.

    Please note: This room has a “horror” theme, and is a low light experience

    The residents of Hartwell are getting sick.. It has been traced back to a very suspicious infected rat population living within the sewers. Only one person is capable of creating something so terrible.. Dr. Melton, the town’s mad scientist. You must break into Dr. Melton’s lab, and find the cure before he returns!

    Any players under 16 must be accompanied by at least one paying adult over 18. No exceptions.

    Welcome to Lake Hartwell State Prison. You and your friends botched a bank job, leading to some pretty lengthy prison sentences. One member of the group cracks, snitching on all the crimes you and the crew have committed in the past. Unfortunately for you and the others, you are all facing even more time. You have been reclassified and are being transferred to various maximum security facilities where an escape will be much more difficult. While in the transfer holding cells, you and the crew must breakout of the cells and navigate your way through the prison before you are loaded on the transfer bus in 60 minutes!

    Any players under 16 must be accompanied by at least one paying adult over 18. No exceptions.